‘Easy As Pie’ Apple Pie Recipe By Loni Stark - 12.07.2008 One of the secrets to a fantastic tasting apple pie is the texture of the filling when you bit into a piece. You want to lay the thin pieces of apple in circles so that all the pieces of apple lie flat. This will not only give a nice texture, but look wonderful when you cut a slice. Make sure to pile the apples high was when they cook, they will lose some of their volume. Build the apples like a mound so the middle is slightly higher than the edges. Cut the butter into small chunks and sprinkle on top.